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Super Smash Bros. Nostalgia: A Look Back at ‘Brawl’

Super Smash Bros. Nostalgia: A Look Back at ‘Brawl’

The Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct this week didn’t just get me pumped for the upcoming games, it also took me down memory lane. I shall always remember June 2008 as the month that kick-started life-long friendships, some of the best memories I have and some of my greatest video gaming experiences to date.

It was that month that Super Smash Bros. Brawl released on the Wii in the UK.

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Merry Christmas: The Best Christmas-Themed Indie Games

Merry Christmas: The Best Christmas-Themed Indie Games

What better way is there for a gamer to top off the Christmas period and hang on to that festive feeling than with some Christmas-themed games? With platformers, arcade games, cutesy graphics and even a Metal Gear Solid spoof, these free indie games should keep that Christmas spark alive for just a bit longer.

An Industry of Negativity: Football Manager 14 Preview “Controversy”

An Industry of Negativity: Football Manager 14 Preview “Controversy”

The recent “controversy” on Twitter over Football Manager 14 preview copies being sent to footballers and the like is yet another example of gamers perhaps being too negative and cynical of the industry.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Still My Favourite GTA Game

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Still My Favourite GTA Game

Though Grand Theft Auto V is certainly an exceptional game with extreme longevity and years worth of fun, I can never help feeling like something’s missing when I think back to my favourite game in the series: Vice City.

A Decade Since Seiklus: The World’s First Exploration Game

A Decade Since Seiklus: The World’s First Exploration Game

A few days ago marked the 10th anniversary of indie classic ‘Seiklus’ – perhaps the very first exploration-based video game ever made, and one that’s influenced hundreds of indie and mainstream titles since.

Can a Video Game Be a Sport?

Can a Video Game Be a Sport?

With the US government now officially recognising ‘League of Legends’ as a proper sport, the line between eSports and more general sports is blurring. Do you think eSports can be regarded as a sport?

Why I’ve Never Played Final Fantasy VII (and Probably Never Will)

Why I’ve Never Played Final Fantasy VII (and Probably Never Will)

With the recent release of Final Fantasy VII on Steam and the confirmation of a Cloud costume pre-order bonus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, now is a joyous time for FF7 fans — but unfortunately, I don’t share your joy as I’ve never played the game and here’s why I probably never will.

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